Day One of Week Two in this fourth and final Stage of the OWL’s inaugural season was a doozie. The surprises continue, as the Brigitte meta seems to be turning the OWL on its head. Dallas improved to 2-1, giving themselves their first over .500 stage record of the season. Los Angeles Valiant took down the Florida Mayhem to improve their lead over the Seoul Dynasty in the Pacific Division. To finish the night Los Angeles’s other team the Gladiators took down the Houston Outlaws, improving their playoff chances.
The second episode of OWL Things Considered is out and following on the heels of the first episode which featured DPei, this week the show’s guest is Josh “Sideshow” Wilkinson. A long interview, Sideshow covers his background, being an Overwatch League Analyst, and the state of content creation in Overwatch.
As Stage 4 of the Overwatch League began, there was plenty of clamor about the introduction of Overwatch’s newest hero into the OWL servers, Brigette. Brigette is an armor-centric support hero who wields a mace and shield for individual defense. She excels in shutting down “dive heroes” such as Tracer, Genji, Winston and D.Va by stunning and shield bashing them out of position and providing repair packs to her team. Let’s take a look at how she performed in her first week on stage!
What a stage it’s been so far, huh? I kinda (and by kinda I mean definitely) regret missing Watch Out last week, but final exams wait for no man, even if there were amazing Overwatch games to cover. With those finals now totally (hopefully) passed, it’s time to take a look at this week’s matches!
Week One of Stage Four came to a close with a bang. Philadelphia cemented themselves in the playoff conversation, Shanghai continued their winless season (extended their record of worst streak in all of esports), and the NYXL stayed atop the table with a convincing victory over those rivals from across the pond the London Spitfire. Read more …